Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

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The following news articles were published in 2022.

Professor Cathy Abbott elected as BNA Trustee of Research Policy

Professor Cathy Abbott has been elected as Trustee of Research Policy on the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Council

Gout app helps patients reduce effects of disorder

Patients across Edinburgh with gout have successfully controlled their condition thanks to a novel self-management approach.

Professor David Porteous retires

University of Edinburgh colleagues wish Professor David Porteous well for his retirement after four decades of research: April 2022

Philanthropic funding for research to develop new eczema treatments

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Professor Sara Brown has been awarded philanthropic funding by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust to test new drug treatments for eczema and related skin conditions.

Prof Ralston awarded funding for pioneering osteoporosis research

Stuart Ralston's team
The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) announced Professor Stuart Ralston as one of the successful applicants of its largest ever research grants round, after reviewing a record number of applications.

New scoring system could pave the way to predicting future health outcomes

By analysing the blood of over 9000 of our volunteers, researchers may have found a new way to predict when some health conditions might develop.

Medical Research Scotland studentship award to Cathy Abbott and Neil Carragher

Studentship award to Cathy Abbott and Neil Carragher to develop a treatment for children with a genetic form of early onset epilepsy

Viking Genes data helps rewrite the history of prehistoric Orkney with ancient DNA

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Research, including ORCADES and Viking Health Study - Shetland data, has used ancient DNA to rewrite the history of the Orkney Islands: February 2022

Dr Robert Hillary awarded best thesis in population genetics by Genetics Society

Dr Robert Hillary from the Marioni Group won the Sir Kenneth Mather Memorial Prize for his PhD thesis developed at CGEM. The prize is awarded annually by the Genetics Society and the University of Birmingham to a student in a UK institution who has shown outstanding performance in quantitative or population genetics: January 2022

TestEd team awarded Principal’s Medal at winter graduation ceremony

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Professor Tim Aitman received the medal on behalf of the team for significant achievements in pioneering a way to mass population testing in an epidemic: December 2021

Loss of SORCS2 is Associated with Neuronal DNA Double-Strand Breaks

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A recent publication from Dr Kathy Evans’ research group in the journal Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology finds an association between the protein SORCS2 and double-strand breaks in neuronal DNA.

Prof Tim Aitman appointed as the Academy of Medical Sciences regional champion for Scotland

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Professor Tim Aitman has been appointed the Academy of Medical Sciences regional champion for Scotland